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Mr. Babcock was born July 30, 1950, in Greenville, a son of the late Ward
and Ethel (Gessler) Babcock.
He was a 1969 graduate of Brookfield High School.
Gary retired from Exal Corp., Youngstown. He previously worked as a cook at Denny's, Hermitage, where he found his true passion in being a chef. This is also where he met his late wife, Bonnie, whom he loved and admired.
He attended church at the First Assembly of God church, Hermitage, for many years.
Gary loved to do odd jobs around the house, which included handyman work
and home decorating. His signature was hanging one piece of wallpaper
upside down whenever he had the chance.
He is survived by twin stepdaughters, Stacey Gibbs and her spouse Molly McKinley, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Tammy Roupe and her husband Ralph, of Girard, Ohio; a stepson, John Gibbs and his wife Blanca, of Raleigh; a sister, Diane Foy and her husband Ken, Greenville; three brothers, Glenn Babcock and his wife Lisa, Hermitage, Daryl Babcock, Sr. and his fiancé Rachelle Parker, Champion, Ohio, and Ward A. Babcock and his wife Tina, Seattle, Wash.; one aunt, Lois Metzger, Greenville; a special nephew, Daryl Babcock, Jr.; ten grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Gary was preceded in death by a
sister, Sharon Marie Babcock, and a brother, Richard Potase.
Gary L. Babcock, 68, of Hubbard, formerly Greenville.
Calling hours: 2 p.m. until time of service Sunday (2-3-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Funeral service: 4 p.m. Sunday (2-3-19) in the funeral home with Rev. Sheri Urey, officiating.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
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